|Robert Karlsson||Floral, slightly berried vanillaish nose here. Also on marzipan and all with a nice liveliness. Round fruitier "older" smoother taste than expected. Seriously well-composed I'd say. |
|Rich Howard||a fairly demure nose, very creamy with black cherries in vanilla, fresh blackberries, herbal cherry cough drops (sorry, have to say Ricola here...), distinct candle wax, vegetal notes of pecans, haystacks and wet grasses. the palate follows suit, with gentle, creamy fruit, just a hair sweeter than the nose might suggest, maybe a bit more citrus here, fresh peach and peach skin, tangerine, and a nice dose of spice and lightly herbal, especially on the finish. water accents the herbal and waxy notes on the nose, still with an undercurrent of creamy berries and citrus. the palate has thinned out a bit as well, sweeter and creamier, with a handful of toasted herbs, more spices and drying oak on the finish. summary: a creamy, spicy, waxy sherried malt of obvious quality to enjoy exactly as bottled. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Dark gold, rich dark oak
- Nose: Initially light fruits, then vanilla, wood and hints of banana. Eventually some creamy toffee with a suggestion of walnut before dark fruits appear after some further minutes in the glass.
- Palate: The fruitiness and vanilla come immediately to the fore, but in a slightly dry way. These are followed by slightly smoky dark cherries.
- Finish: Long and woody, but slightly dry.
- Overall Impression: Another exceptional, nay 'Great' Bunnahabhain. Expensive maybe, but Majestic it definitely is. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Medium amber -
Nose: Honey, waxed wood, apples, sweet grapes, vanilla, candied ginger, hints of nutmeg. -
Palate: Honey, vanilla, apples, bananas, grapes, candy floss, caramel, hints of ginger and nutmeg. -
Finish: Very long and fruity, slightly dry. -
Overall: A delicious old-style whisky with a creamy and slightly waxy mouthfeel but no overwhelming wood influence. |